DOST lines up multiple CEST projects in Dolores,Abra

DOLORES, Abra(PIA) — Multiple development projects are lined-up for the municipality of Dolores under the Community Empowerment through Science and Technology (CEST) Program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

These CEST projects worth more than P161,000 include the provision of Carrageenan plant growth promoter to rice farmers, Provision of FNRI nutrition educators kits to all barangays, and a training program for Philippine National Standard Methods on Calibration.

A memorandum of agreement (MOA) was entered into by Dolores  Mayor Conde Turqueza, DOST Abra  Provincial Director  Ralf Sapi-il, and Municipal Science and Technology Coordinator Jason Ryan Celeste, manifesting their cooperation in the proper implementation of the projects.

Turqueza assured  to oversee the proper implementation of the projects, as he expressed his thanks to the DOST.

“Thank you very much for your generosity, rest assured na susubaybayan ko ang maayos ng implementation ng mga ito along with the department heads,” Turqueza said.

Sapi-il assured  to expedite the release of funds for the immediate implementation of the  projects.


For 2024, the DOST has allotted more than P1.2 million  for the CEST program in Abra. This will be evenly distributed to fund the different development projects in the 27 towns.

CEST is a regular program of DOST that facilitates the transfer of technologies to beneficiaries along the areas of education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, disaster risk reduction, and industry development or livelihood. (JDP/CAGT – PIA CAR, Abra)

HERE: Dolores Mayor Conde Turqueza, DOST-PSTO Provincial Director Engr. Ralf Sapi-il, and Municipal Science and Technology Coordinator Jason Ryan Celeste sign the memorandum of agreement for the CEST projects, with heads of the beneficiary-offices as witnesses. (CAGT – PIA CAR, Abra)

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